TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A blown tire is blamed for a crash on Interstate 65 that left four people injured.
The crash happened around 12:30 this morning near mile marker 172 --- the State Road 26 exit.
The crash was reported around 12:30 a.m. near mile marker 172, the S.R. 26 exit. Indiana State Police (ISP) said a red 1999 Chevrolet Blazer was traveling northbound on I-65 when a rear tire blew out. The driver, identified as 19-year-old Cory Allen of Oxford, over-corrected. The SUV then rolled several times before coming to rest on the driver's side.
Troopers said Allen, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Franciscan St. Elizabeth East Hospital with complaints of pain.
A passenger in the front seat, 18-year-old Kyle Bryant of Lafayette, was also taken to St. Elizabeth East complaining of pain. He was also wearing his seatbelt.
The driver's side back seat passenger, 18-year-old Cole Liggett of Otterbein was to IU Health Arnett Hospital with life threatening injuries according to troopers. The middle seat passenger, 19-year-old Jordan Rooze of Oxford, was also transported to IU Arnett Hospital with complaint of pain.
The right side back seat passenger, 18-year-old Nicholas Satchell of Otterbein, was not injured. Troopers said all of the back seat passengers were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
In a news release, ISP said at this point in the investigation it is unsure if drugs and or alcohol played a part in the crash. Test results are pending. The investigation is continuing.
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